The Rant for Oct. 19, 2016
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The RNC (Republican National Committee) should stop funding Paul Ryan's campaign since he refuses to support their candidate.
I'm a lifelong Republican who cannot and will not support (Donald) Trump. If my fellow Indiana Republicans give Trump the state of Indiana, I know that my party is gone and I will never vote Republican again, from dog catcher to president. This means ... anyone who runs as a Republican.
Why don't the TV stations just wait until all of the presidential debates are over with before starting the new TV shows? Why have them started when it is always interrupted and/or delayed two weeks all the time?
(Fort Wayne) City Council should be a volunteer position. There are a lot smarter people in our community than those who are now on council, but they don't want to go through all of the stupid human tricks to get elected. You should want to serve you community not for the pay, but to make Fort Wayne a better place.
(Donald) Trump saying some bad words or Hillary (Clinton) having open borders, allowing ISIS to invade our country while she wants to limit our guns and ammo! Who's the crazy one? It's your choice folks!
A major retailer made a choice to let anyone use whatever restroom they chose. A pro football organization made a choice to let players express themselves. Both have excuses for a drop in sales and viewers that are totally unrelated. And like the excuses the government has for failures like unaffordable health care, the media accept the rationale.
(Indiana Gov. Mike) Pence has finally shown his lying ways. He said that he did not make a certain statement and, when shown a video clip of said statement, he denied saying it.
Now I get it. The average age of a FOX News viewer is 67 years old. A bunch of old codgers cashing their Social Security checks and hating everything about their lives. They have no idea about life today for the younger generations. They are the dinosaurs of our society and have nothing to offer the young people.
I joined a construction trades apprenticeship after high school. You went to college. After four years, I had made over $150,000 and you had student debt of $100,000. Now we are in our 60s, and I have been retired for five years, and you are still working and struggling to pay off your kids' student loans. College is not for everyone, and I know because I see your college-educated son every day when I go to Starbucks.
Karen (I won't prosecute unless I'm guaranteed a conviction) Richards decides not to prosecute Sandy Kennedy or any of her employees for political shenanigans, including the improper and illegal use of police databases. I guess local law and order is going down the drain, just like federal.
Looks like Democrats at all levels are above the law. Karen Richards won't prosecute City Clerk's employees for illegal use of police databases, the FBI won't push to prosecute Hillary Clinton for misuse of classified information, and the (U.S.) Attorney General's office won't prosecute IRS employees for illegal delay of processing organizations (pro-Republican) seeking approval as political organizations. ... What has happened to law and order in the United States?
The left lane of Clinton Street south needs some attention. It is a disgrace to the the city. This is a major corridor and speaks very poorly for the city planners. It needs to be resurfaced this year.
If you want to beautify Fort Wayne, how about Pontiac Street? Start with the underpass at Pontiac and Wayne Trace and continue to South Anthony (Boulevard). That is the most depressing street in the city. This needs major attention.
Bill O'Reilly is just like (the Rev.) Jim Bakker: Send him money, and you will have salvation. Republicans are the dumbest of the dumb. Your party is going the way of the passenger pigeon — to extinction.
If you are a married women and you are going to vote for (Donald) Trump, I feel sorry for your husband.
I am appalled that the (Allen) County had the money to have it's own Amber Alert system but ... (didn't buy it yet), and it possibly cost the lives of those two dear children (Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor).
Climate change is a myth. This was just a normal hurricane. Really? The oceans are heating up, and that leads to bigger storms. Maybe if it hit your house you just might understand, but if you are a Republican you are just too ignorant to understand.
Hillary (Clinton) backers better read the WikiLeaks and heed what they say. She will change America even more than (President) Obama. She and her gang have contempt for Catholics and other religious people and the rest of us ordinary people. And that includes the black and Latino people. Her open border plan will allow all those evil South and Central American gangs free access to America bringing more drugs and crime to our families.
... (A local television station), have you no shame, decency, conscience or journalistic integrity? Your glorifying a local killer is a disgrace! You grant the murderer celebrity status, while the family and community grieves and tries to heal. It is without a doubt a new low for Fort Wayne “journalism.”
So I'm paying to maintain fire hydrants now. That means paying for four utility workers to paint one fire hydrant (true story), or eight utility workers to work on one hydrant. Sounds like we need to downsize the utility department.
Todd Young is not running for the (U.S.) Senate to help us. He is running to try to get himself out of debt. He knows that he will have a lifetime pension and lifetime insurance. (Evan) Bayh doesn't need the money, so he will fight for Hoosiers. If Young can't handle his own finances, what makes you think that he can handle America's finances.
There is no need to spend $100,000 to try to give Amber Pasztor the death penalty for killing her kids. She will get life in prison, which will probably be all of two weeks when she is put into the general population in prison. The women in there will kill her before she even has a chance to make her bed. May she spend all eternity in hell.
(Former New York City Mayor Rudy) Giuliani went from almost being a hero on 9/11/2001 to looking like a fool on 10/11/2016. How far he has fallen in the eyes of the majority of Americans is not as sad as it was predictable. Someone buy him a clown mask. He would wear it with pride.
Each day, humans send 110 million tons of pollution into the air that we breath. That is one third of the weight of the total population of the earth. You can worry about the national debt, but without clean air and clean water we are all dead and no amount of money will help you. You great-grandkids will not have a viable planet to live on. Don't you care?
(Hillary) Clinton was in the (U.S.) Senate for eight years, not 40 as some misinformed (Donald) Trump supporter thinks. Where did you get your information. Oh, yeah, you listened to all of the ... (words) that come out of Trump's mouth. He needs people like you to vote for him because smart people see through all of the lies, bravado and nonfactual stuff that he spews.
A writer from New Haven is not smart enough to come up with his own ides why not to vote for (Hillary) Clinton. All he did was parrot the talking points from (Donald) Trump's website. When she wins, I hope that he is the first to leave the country. If he doesn't leave, then he is a hypocrite. Talk is cheap, doing is hard.
Hillary's (Clinton) directly responsible for four U.S. citizens being killed in Benghazi; Trumps anything the Donald ever said.
Here's the answer to "What is the difference between death by abortion and death by soldier in war?" A soldier volunteers!
Ladies, and I use the term loosely please. I was shopping at Kroger and the women in front of us in the aisle had on her yoga pants. My 5-year-old daughter blurted out, "Mommy, I can see that lady's butt." Please think about what you are wearing before you go out in public and show everyone your nether regions. I don't care if you were in a hurry. Have some modesty.
FOX News readers said they were flabbergasted at some things that Bill Clinton says. Do they have (Donald) Trump on mute when he talks?
Since the whole "Christian" higher ground disappeared when Jerry Falwell Jr. and Pastor Jeffords of Dallas endorsed the Donald (Trump), something the latter couldn't do with (2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt) Romney, not because of his words or behavior but simply because he's Mormon. These guys' "faith" is simply camouflage for their bigotries!
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